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Berkshire Theatre Group will show family-friendly films at its newly established Sunset Cinema Outside at Taconic High School on Valentine Road on July 10-11 and July 16-18.

BTG to Host 'Sunset Cinema' Outside at Taconic High School

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Theatre Group will show family-friendly films at its newly established Sunset Cinema outside at Taconic High School on Valentine Road on July 10-11 and July 16-18.

The cinema will begin on Friday, July 10, with Disney’s "Newsies: The Broadway Musical!," a movie about an intrepid group of kids called the newsies in 1899, who fought corporate America and won. Winner of two Tony Awards, "Newsies" follows the real life story of Jack Kelly, who takes on the system that cheats them out of wages while raising prices at their expense.

"Newsies feels so right for this time and for our community, BTG Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire said. "The world's oldest paperboy statue is in Great Barrington, a tribute to the newspaper industry."

"Newsies" will be followed up on Saturday, July 11, with "The Wiz Live" and Thursday, July 16, with "Jurassic Park." Films for Friday and Saturday, July 17 an 18, will be announced later. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Movies begin around 8:30 p.m. (sunset).

A food truck will be on site with concession offerings.

"Our community deserves to be entertained, and we are finding ways that will be safe and uplift our summer souls," Maguire said. "We are thrilled to partner with Mayor Tyer and the city of Pittsfield, Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jake McCandless and The Berkshire Eagle for this series."

Tickets are $25 per vehicle and can be purchased online  or by calling 413-997-4444.


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